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  • BullworthAcademy

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:39 AM

Congratulations! icon14.gif

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

Good job. Congratulations!
Next step: Now you should apply at R* and leak some information for us. wink.gif

  • LotusRIP

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

Do we get royalties?

Congrats on your Masters! Good luck with the future, you've already accomplished a lot it seems.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Would love to read it mate.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:17 PM

congrats man, and good luck in the future ! biggrin.gif

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

Sup Andy and welcome to GTAForums. I would like to congratulated to you being graduating at the end of next month and I wish you luck in your future aswell. icon14.gif

Kind regrads.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:09 PM

Cheers guys,

As far as royalties go I didn't make a penny from it so I'm sorry I can't spread the wealth!

I'm happy to help anyone in the future if they were thinking about doing a similar project however.


  • Jimbatron

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:20 PM Edited by Jimbatron, 21 October 2012 - 01:23 PM.

Some thoughts - may well have occured to your already.

I'm not an expert on the computer games industry, but it strikes me that R* rely a lot on Viral Marketing compared to other titles. Sure, they will do a TV close to the release date. However, they'll do a lot from their own site, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and benefit from hype on sites such as this. It is important because they don't have to pay so much for it. In the industry, the poncy phrases they use for it are Earned media (people talking about it), Owned meida (stuff on their website), versus bought (e.g. a TV spot or a billboard). GTA I think probably has a higher proportion of Earned than almost anything. Look at the hype and madness on here - and we don't even know the release date!

One thing would be interesting to see is how visits to this site increase on certain events. For example, I bet visits here and topics shot through the roof when the first trailer was released.

EDIT - Sorry didnt scroll down! Didnt see this first time round!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:58 PM Edited by andyrob89, 21 October 2012 - 02:01 PM.

That's definitely something that came up dude, as you would expect. I was more interested in the behaviour of fans but there is definitely scope for a more quantitative study that looks at the effects of the release of information on site traffic/google searches etc. If you have a look at google trends (I think) you can see the peaks in search traffic on the release of different things (trailer, screenshots, Q&A etc.)

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:55 PM

Congratulations man!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

Congratulations, good luck in the continuation of your life! icon14.gif Mostly thanks to GTAV! tounge.gif

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:00 PM

Welcome to the forums and good luck with your project! I'm aiming to go to University next year.

I am available for any questions if you need a interviewee, just give me a message whenever.

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